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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: October 01, 2014, 04:37:55 PM
I had to kill my favorite nemesis today.

Rash the Poet will be missed.  He was not a very good poet, but he tried, and that won him a place in my heart. Even though he had to get a blade run through his own heart.
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,XB1] Forza Horizon 2 on: October 01, 2014, 02:27:17 PM

Quote from: Purge on October 01, 2014, 12:29:24 PM

I think Bullwinkles Drivetard is logged into his GT Forum account - he`s present, but has nothing to say. slywink

Oh, it was there.  You just had to go looking for it.

Anyway, fixed.
163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,XB1] Forza Horizon 2 on: October 01, 2014, 11:34:42 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 01, 2014, 05:46:26 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 30, 2014, 06:31:49 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 30, 2014, 05:59:42 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 30, 2014, 02:02:14 PM

I'd like to know how the drivetards work.

I found myself racing metallicorphan this morning, which was a little disheartening.

I assumed it would only use Drivatars for people who had played Horizon 2, but if MO is in there it must be using those from Forza 5 as well.  

That's what I was guessing, too. It was pretty jarring, though.

It seems like the easiest way to tell somebody that is actually playing is to look at their level when driving in the open world.  If they're only a level 1 car then it's probably just a "fake" player and not somebody actively playing Horizon 2.


Unless they just started or play slowly.
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,XB1] Forza Horizon 2 on: September 30, 2014, 06:31:49 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 30, 2014, 05:59:42 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 30, 2014, 02:02:14 PM

I'd like to know how the drivetards work.

I found myself racing metallicorphan this morning, which was a little disheartening.

I assumed it would only use Drivatars for people who had played Horizon 2, but if MO is in there it must be using those from Forza 5 as well. 

That's what I was guessing, too. It was pretty jarring, though.

Quote from: Caine on September 30, 2014, 05:19:21 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 30, 2014, 02:02:14 PM

I'd like to know how the drivetards work.

I found myself racing metallicorphan this morning, which was a little disheartening.
If this was an unintentional typo, it's perfect. 

Typo intended.

BTW, I may be the biggest drivetard of all because it turns out I was playing the demo all morning.   retard
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,XB1] Forza Horizon 2 on: September 30, 2014, 02:02:14 PM
I'd like to know how the drivetards work.

I found myself racing metallicorphan this morning, which was a little disheartening.
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 29, 2014, 01:51:25 PM
Here's a nice little article about Destiny's "story" that I read all the way through before noticing the name of the author and thinking, "Hey, that looks familiar."

Nice job, DavidRobots
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (09/29) on: September 29, 2014, 12:32:37 PM
Smash Mordor Horizon
168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hyrule Warriors is out on: September 27, 2014, 03:16:24 AM
I've always enjoyed the Warriors games, but the subject matter never quite hooked me (ditto the metal-lite soundtrack). This one is way more up my alley.  I had a blast playing it today. And at least the metal-lite music is infused with Zelda-style riffs.
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes on: September 24, 2014, 10:42:58 PM
I didn't realize I was missing out on the Hulk by not getting the collectors edition. I'm kinda bummed about that, but a month isn't too long.

I got it working after getting through to customer service on the phone. Overall, I like it a hell of a lot more than the first one. It's not fantastic, but it's fun and mildly compelling to play.   
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes on: September 24, 2014, 11:49:29 AM

Quote from: The Grue on September 24, 2014, 04:02:59 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 23, 2014, 07:40:04 PM

I can't even log in.  Some sort of multiple emails thing.  They keep telling me they've sent an email to fix the problem, but I have yet to see it.

Did you have an account from the first game?  When I loaded up the PS4 version, it just knew who I was and even seems to realize that I owned the first game on some level.  Not sure if you were trying to create another account with the same email you used before.

I did, but it was on the 360 and this one is on the PS4. Additionally, it's looking at Disney accounts, not just Infinity accounts, and my daughter has one with my email (she only very recently got her own email).

I'm not sure why I have to wait for an email that never comes to fix this problem and choose one to be my primary account. If you're going to set up a system where recovery happens by email, send the damned emails.

I've also written to customer service and haven't heard from them, either.
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes on: September 24, 2014, 02:30:11 AM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on September 23, 2014, 08:29:12 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 23, 2014, 07:40:04 PM

I can't even log in.  Some sort of multiple emails thing.  They keep telling me they've sent an email to fix the problem, but I have yet to see it.

My response to this type of thing may well be completely irrational .  It is as follows :  if you can't figure this out, forget it.   I'll quietly laugh while I read about another failed app.

What are you talking about?  This isn't an app.  It's how you sign into the game.
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes on: September 23, 2014, 07:40:04 PM
I can't even log in.  Some sort of multiple emails thing.  They keep telling me they've sent an email to fix the problem, but I have yet to see it.
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: September 22, 2014, 11:59:59 AM

Quote from: Glycerine on September 22, 2014, 08:58:59 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on September 21, 2014, 12:04:07 PM

Glycerine,  check out Sports Friends (which is free with plus I think right now) and Tower Fall.  They are both retro couch games to be played 2-4 players.

Will definitely check those out when I get a chance, thanks!

Both of those games are fantastic.

I usually don't plop money down for games that can only be played with another human physically in the room because we don't get the chance to do that much, but these are both worth it for those few times we do.  Plus Tower Fall has a semblance of solo play.
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (09/22) on: September 22, 2014, 11:50:16 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on September 22, 2014, 10:31:00 AM

Folks interested in Disney Infinity 2.0 might want to read through the reviews first.  Some have been positive, but GameSpot, IGN, and Game Informer were all pretty cool on it.

Quote from: Game Informer
Disney Infinity’s leap into the Marvel universe is bafflingly bad – a gut-punch of a sequel stripped of most of the magic, wonder, and imagination that made the play sets from the first Infinity game enjoyable for children and adults alike. The adventures offered for The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Spider-Man rank among the worst super hero games of recent memory, pushing players to complete mundane tasks like “fetch a battery” or “activate this device” over and over again.


By contrast, the GI gave the first game a 9/10.

-Autistic Angel

I have to ignore any review that talks about the first one being good.  It was not.

OTOH, I don't know why I let myself be suckered into preordering this, given how lame the first one was.  It's probably because I wanted to play something with the Guardians of the Galaxy.


I will also be getting Hyrule Warriors.  And maybe Defense Grid 2.  Plus,  I'm hoping the PS4 version of Castle Storm is retro cross buy.

And, finally, I'll be getting Mario Golf: Advanced Tour on the Wii U.
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 21, 2014, 06:39:32 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 20, 2014, 11:44:56 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 20, 2014, 07:57:37 PM

First light is either the worst map i've ever played evar or i'm doing something wrong.

Just get mauled no matter what i do.

It is indeed my least favorite map.  I'd recommend avoiding A as much as possible; I don't think it's particularly fun to assault or to guard.  Guarding B can be fun to guard since it's so vulnerable.  If you like sniping, there are plenty of places to snipe or countersnipe. 

I kinda love it.
176  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Deadpool on: September 19, 2014, 12:30:48 PM
They do this.

Deadpool the Movie Coming February 2016
177  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 18, 2014, 03:32:38 PM
And my goddamned iPhone 5 (that I have steadily grown to hate) has decided to full on die less than two days before the new one arrives and I had a chance to back it up.
178  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 17, 2014, 11:45:22 PM
Well, it turns out AT&T overestimate how long it would take to deliver my phone as it is also coming Friday.
179  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Star Realms on: September 17, 2014, 04:44:15 PM
Non-Random Booster Packs Coming

No word as to when, but here's a description of what to expect:

Quote
Events introduces game-changing event cards. Heroes addes character cards to the game. Bases & Battleships and Fleets & Fortresses are two collections of powerful new ships and bases.

Looking at stores online, it appears there may be storage boxes, flip top boxes and sleeves coming, too.
180  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 17, 2014, 03:36:40 PM
I'm going 128GB, but it looks like AT&T won't be delivering it until mid to late October.
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 17, 2014, 03:35:14 PM
I also love the moon stuff.

However, I think it would stand out more if the rest of the Destiny universe wasn't so sterile and white and "classy sci-fi science-fiction" based.

Honestly, I think this is the game's biggest problem.  It seeps into every aspect.  Even Dinklage's performance.  He's getting a lot of crap for his couldn't-care-less read, but I think he was probably directed to do it just like that.  Everyone else is in the same emotionless, above-it-all boat, but they have smaller roles, so it's less noticeable.

Don't get me wrong, I'm loving the game.  The mechanics and gentle progression are just right for me (well, maybe it could be a little easier, since I suck, but it's still entertaining despite that).  The game is fun.  The universe isn't, really.

I think it's nice not to have another batch of space marines, and I appreciate that sometimes a stoic science fiction universe can be great, but IMO this game needs to have more of a sense of wonder and excitement instead of the detachment it seems to be fostering.
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,XB1] Forza Horizon 2 on: September 16, 2014, 11:45:31 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 16, 2014, 09:31:57 PM

The demo is out!  Has anybody tried it yet?  I started downloading it this morning before heading to work and should be able to give it a try later tonight. 

I almost wish this game was coming out in May or something, when there weren't so many other games that i want to spend time with.  I foresee several weeks focusing on this one.

I tried it.  Pretty good, but it felt a little emotionless to me.  There wasn't that same sense of discovery and exploration from the first one.  That could entirely be because it's only a demo and super-limited as a result.  It could also be that the characters and music were a little annoying, though that was true in the last one, IIRC.  Or it could be that the buzz seemed to be mounting, and my expectations were too high.

The racing seemed good enough, though.  Zipping over hills is not the dirt or rally racing I was expecting. 

I'm certainly still interested, but I thought I'd be plunking down the cash immediately, and now I'm going to wait a bit.
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS Buys Minecraft on: September 16, 2014, 11:39:32 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on September 16, 2014, 11:16:23 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising
I don't understand the logic behind this purchase, either. For 2.5 billion dollars, they could have jump started 25-35 new AAA IPs, and possibly come up with the next Assassin's Creed, Destiny, Halo, or Gears of War. To spend this much money on one property is counterintuitive to me.

Microsoft doesn't care about console IPs. This is a bid to sell smartphones.

Although Minecraft is the Joe Camel of videogaming, no matter where it starts.
184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 15, 2014, 11:30:36 AM

Quote from: Roguetad on September 15, 2014, 04:00:20 AM

Competitive MP in this game is no joke, especially if you're rusty.  Definitely an experience in humility.  Kills happen so fast.

The worst part is that I find I've gotten rusty if I haven't played in an hour or two.
185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: September 14, 2014, 04:01:15 AM
Star Wars Awards Ceremony Without Music
186  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Smash Bros. 3DS on: September 13, 2014, 06:48:45 PM
I humbly offer my most recent favorite joke:

Why do teenagers only hang out at night in odd numbered groups?

Spoiler for Hiden:
Because they can't even!
187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 13, 2014, 01:44:53 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 13, 2014, 01:21:49 AM

Wow, glad I bought this blindly without looking at reviews.  Maybe I'll end up regretting getting the guardian edition, but right now I have no doubt I'll get my money's worth out of the base game.

These reviewers get their expectations way up because of the hype or something? Even setting the Polygon score aside, some of their nits are really weird ones to pick.

This is how I'm feeling, too. My recent bout of Salvage against savants not withstanding.
188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 12, 2014, 07:38:33 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 12, 2014, 02:27:48 PM

Bullwinkle, before level 20 there's also an option to increase the difficulty of a story mission before you start it. When I looked at it, it seemed to raise the level of the mission about 2-3 levels.

This is good to know, pug, thanks.

Does the loot level increase as well?
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3,360,PS4,XB1,PC] Grand Theft Auto V on: September 12, 2014, 05:33:10 PM

Quote from: TiLT on September 12, 2014, 04:58:02 PM

I'm not going to buy Dragon Age 3, and Far Cry 4 can wait since it's just another sequel to Ubisoft: The Game, so GTA 5 is at the top of the priority order for me. smile

While you're right about Ubisoft: the Game, Far Cry 3 just about perfected that for me (and Black Flag, too, apart from the unnecessary wall-sticking).  I have to say I'm looking forward to another round of U:TG.
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 12, 2014, 02:22:59 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on September 12, 2014, 12:56:46 PM

don't worry about it, more so than most games the 'real game' doesn't start until 20.  (also at 20 you can run story missions at level 20)

Ah!  So should I do that, then?  I've been trying to crank through the story at my overanked level.  It's certainly easier, but there's still enough going on to keep it interesting.  The loot, however, is just not worth it.

So does it make sense to continue with the MP through level 20 and then continue on the Moon story missions?
191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 12, 2014, 02:17:37 PM
192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 12, 2014, 12:44:28 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 12, 2014, 12:28:48 PM

You level up way too quickly in the crucible...and i even did terribly.

Back to story mode for now!


I noticed this, too.  All of a sudden, I'm level 14, going up against Level 8 missions on the moon.  And I still have some crucible bounties I need to clear out.
193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 11, 2014, 12:10:03 PM
Back to the 6.

I have a 5, and I have hated it for everything phone related since I got it.  As an example, I have spent hours trying to merge contacts, only to find multiple versions of people popping up again and again.  My previous phone (WP7) was set up the same way and just did it automatically.  I'm tired of asking Siri to call my wife and have her asking "Which wife" or asking her to call home (which I have defined multiple times) and having her inform me that she doesn't have a home number for one of the multiple contacts listed for my wife that the phone created. 

I was set to make the switch to Android.  I have been eyeing the new HTC One since the spring.  I have almost pulled the trigger on it a few times, given that AT&T will let me essentially lease it with whatever crazy plan scheme they have going now, despite my eligibility for a new phone not happening until next month.

Then my kid got a 5C.

This brought to light the issue that has kept me from actually pulling that Android trigger: the apps.  I have a lot of 'em (I like buying games more than actually playing them, it seems).  The Android store is certainly becoming better, but they have nowhere near the level of the App Store.  Additionally, now that my kid has an iPhone, it's way more cost effective for me to continue along that trend.  Plus I have an iPad.  And no Google devices at all.

This is how they get you.

So it looks like I'll be getting the 6, though I'm decidedly underwhelmed.  If the HTC One had a better camera, the story might have been different.  I'm sure a new version will be out next spring that will change that story.  I understand AT&T will let me lease with a pretty early buy-out option...
194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 11, 2014, 11:53:51 AM

Quote from: ATB on September 10, 2014, 10:24:41 PM

Quote from: rittchard on September 10, 2014, 09:57:36 PM

Nah I have some projectiles I'm really good at launching all the time  icon_biggrin icon_biggrin icon_biggrin

Please explain.

I'm not sure you'll want him to do that.
195  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Smash Bros. 3DS on: September 11, 2014, 11:33:27 AM
I didn't say I didn't have a right stick, just that I don't remember using it.
196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: September 10, 2014, 12:54:44 PM
Well, That Was Close

Pulling out of the garage, pre-tornado.
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you (AT)Buying this week? (09/08) on: September 10, 2014, 12:04:53 PM

Quote from: Gratch on September 09, 2014, 11:02:06 PM


I said the same thing.  It's been running in my head for the last 48 hours.
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: September 10, 2014, 12:00:25 PM
They've also really tweaked the PvI so that when you're PvE and you find that you're PvS is more PvQ you can back out to a PvY and PvO on the PvB or PvM integrated PvU.
199  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Space Hulk on: September 10, 2014, 11:57:06 AM
Or try the Space Hulk: Death Angel card game.  It's a hell of a lot of fun single player.
200  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Smash Bros. 3DS on: September 10, 2014, 11:54:33 AM
What would you use the right stick for?  I can't remember ever using it while playing Smash Bros on the Wii.
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